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The Menagerie Of Errors In Destiny

This morning I was wondering whether I should have booked time off to play Rise Of Iron, the new Destiny expansion. Watching Twitter I'm currently glad I didn't because the servers appear to have completely fallen over, an army of error codes followed by a queuing system which has placed my partner (who did take the day off) about 100,000th in line to play. It's like a deli counter from hell.

But what it did do is remind me of how weirdly fond I am of Destiny's error messages. You don't get an unmemorable scramble of letters and numbers to jot down or that nerve-shredding ping noise that Windows makes when it pops up an error. Instead, you get animals and fruit and musical instruments and, my word, I wish there was more of that on PC.

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Philippa Warr

Former Staff Writer

Pip wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2014-2017, covering everything from MOBAs, hero brawlers and indie curios. She also had a keen interest in the artistry of video game creation, and was very partial to keeping us informed of the latest developments in British TV show Casualty.